Farmer’s Market Bags – Bias Tape Pockets

When I grabbed the peachy pinky bicycle fabric and the pink Kona, I just got 2 yards each because it was a spontaneous purchase and wasn’t sure what to do with it. I knew I plenty of other matching fabric anyway. So, after the infinity scarves, I went with this grouping to make 3 more farmer’s market bags.

spring materials
spring materials

I didn’t quite have enough of each Kona shown to make the bags match and that’s fine. There are 2 bags with the pink bag lining and white pocket lining, and 1 bag with the cream/cream.

What I DID learn this time around is that my binding foot is PERFECT for this project. A little bit of cream bias tape to top the pockets – 3 sets, making 6 total pockets, would appear to be a pain but with magical binding foot it was a breeze.

chain pockets
chain pockets

I just chain-stitched them all together. Once the foot and bias tape was set up, it was just a matter of feeding in each pocket top (after the lining was sewing on of course). It’s kind of like making banners. Or, bunting, I suppose is popular to say now. Thanks a lot Downton Abbey.

feeding binding foot-fitting fabric in
feeding binding foot-fitting fabric in
make sure fabric doesn't snag on foot
make sure fabric doesn’t snag on foot

I cut the bias tape a little over an inch from the end and just let it feed through.

end binding
end binding

Then easy peasy snip them apart. The edges get sewn into the bag sides, so it’s really not a fussy add-on.

chop chop
chop chop
binding foot edge
binding foot edge
all pockets
all pockets

Later, after the kids went to bed, I finished the bags up while Robert took action shots.

6 strips for handles
6 strips for handles
Sewing on Handles
Sewing on Handles
fancy straps
fancy straps
Farmer's Market Bags
Farmer’s Market Bags
fini
fini

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